I am originally from Co. Donegal, Ireland and was educated in Letterkenny Institute of Technology in Co. Donegal. I graduated in 2003 with a BSc Hons in Fire Technology. I began working with Moylore Civil Engineering Ltd. immediately upon graduating. My role there included senior designer and fire safety engineering consultant. I was a director and led the company until I left Ireland in 2010. I worked on projects across Ireland during this time and gained knowledge and understanding of Irish, British and European Codes and Standards.
In 2010 I emigrated to Canada and I currently live in Toronto. I began working with ARENCON INC., a Consulting Engineering firm specializing in fire protection engineering and Code consulting. I have progressed to become a managing partner at ARENCON INC. I am a senior engineer and project manager charged with managing some of our largest projects which span across North America and the Middle East. I work as a fire protection system design consultant; code consultant and I develop performance-based solutions to prescriptive code requirements. I am a former Council Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Canada Branch. I am a Professional Member of SFPE (PMSFPE) and currently an active member of the CPD Committee. I am also a member of the SFPE Southern Ontario Chapter. I am a registered Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng MIEI) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada. I am a regular attendee of NFPA and SFPE conferences and educational offerings and intend to become more actively involved with SFPE at an international level.